RDFCC Kilo Sprint

A fine cool evening greeted riders for first time trial of the RDFCC spring / summer series.  It was a flat 1 kilometer course between Parkend and Whitecroft, with a few sheep offering the only obstacles on the short course for the 14 riders who turned up.

Quickest on the night was recent Army retiree Rob Hussey (RDFCC) in a time of 1min 8, closely followed by the ever consistent Dave Bucknall (RDFCC) 1 min 11.  Taking third spot was Steve Beal (Velo Viteesse)  1min 13, even more impressive since he was riding a standard road bike.

Special mention has to go to Hubert Towell (Severn Valley Tri) making a return to riding RDFCC events after nearly a 25 year break and coming a respectable 5th place. Sara Sleeman produced an outstanding time of 1 min. 33 for her first ever time trial.

RDFCC will be running time trials thought the summer every Tues nights, for more details visit http://www.rdfcc.org.uk/wp/club-time-trials-2019/

Chairman’s 100 in 8, 75 in 6 and 50 in 5

Sunday 31st March, 8.50am

Meet at The Fountain Inn, Parkend

100 miles in 8 hours. There is also to be a 50 in 5 for a more leisurely ride and a 75 in 6 as a happy medium!

9am start for all. More details will appear nearer the day. All welcome. 


100 in 8 route:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29429229

50 in 5 route:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29429440?fbclid=IwAR1ESPv-aUqFdEtD9-WT4qsUURYlmFaNaXLPRqCYVFDCSPRvRvEdNtvcVCI

75 in 6 route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29518284

Open to all. You can ride the odd club event without being a member.
This event is not supported in any way. Download the route, turn up at the Fountain at 8:50 to see who else is going and off you go!

Ask on the Facebook Page if you need a riding mate. The 50 and 75 start together but separate after Newent and come back together later so you can do either if you have the routes down loaded.

Busy Weekend for Forest Cycling Club

Sunday 24th Feb turned out to be one of the more hectic weekend for members of the Forest Cycling Club, RDFCC.

In the morning Craig Buffry and several others took advantage of the beautiful mild weather and lead a group ride around the scenic Wye Valley.  25 amazing miles were covered with a coffee stop in Tintern.

Continuing the cycling theme, 20 of the club, plus guests converged on the recently renamed Geraint Thomas Velodrome, Newport. Half of the group and never ridden on the track before, harder than it sounds since the bikes have no brakes or gears.  Within a few minutes Coach Jason Streather of PDQ Coaching had the group flying around the Velodrome like Chris Hoy.

The event concluded with a team time trial, riders were put into groups and rode as hard as they could for 1 lap,  not quite as slick as Team Sky but still good fun.

Special mention has to go to 10 year old Zach Rusling who gave a look of the more experienced riders a run for their money, certainly one for the future!

2018 Annual Dinner

To be held at: Whitemead Park, Parkend

Sat 24 November 2018 from 1900 hrs

Guest speaker is Audax legend, Steve Abraham.

Awards and presentations as well as a traditional Festive Dinner.

Sat 24 November 2018

19:00 – 23:30 GMT

LOCATION
Whitemead Forest Park

Parkend, Forest of Dean

GL15 4LA

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Vintage Tankard – 2018 – Results

A clear sky and frost gave a very cool, but sunny start for the 37 riders from Ross, Newport and RDFCC on this inter-Club contest our Hilly Lydbrook 15 mile course. All Clubs take something from the day. RDFCC retain the tankard with impressively consistent time over the top 6 with an average of just under 42mins, Earl fastest with 40:41. Newport next with a team average  of 43.5mins and fastest time of the day for Owen Burgess 39:55 supported by very fast times from a group of talented younger riders. The Ross team average not far behind at 45mins and Louise Hart smashing the Womens Course Record by over 5 mins setting 44:49 to beat.

Many thanks to the many helpers. Rob and the cake makers and providers for the refreshments at the Hall, Martin, Ant and the other Marshals out on the course, Ian pushing off.

Name ClubFinish
OwenBurgessNewport0:39:55:5
EarlSmithRDFCC0:40:41:5
OllyRowlandsNewport0:41:14:6
DaveBucknallRDFCC0:41:37:8
SteveBealRDFCC0:41:47:9
CraigBuffryRDFCC0:41:50:9
JohnMansellRDFCC0:42:44:5
BrettIrelandRDFCC0:42:45:5
RickHarrisRoss0:42:54:7
RobHusseyRDFCC0:43:36:4
RyanAbramNewport0:43:49:4
MattFallonRoss0:44:24:1
LouisHayNewport0:44:40:0
MaxSuffRDFCC0:44:41:0
LouiseHartRoss0:44:59:0
TonyPhelpsRoss0:45:14:1
GeorgeCominsNewport0:45:31:8
RobNewthRDFCC0:45:53:3
NickCutcliffeRDFCC0:45:55:2
AdamTaylorRDFCC0:46:15:4
JamesCoullRoss0:46:16:0
PaulJonesRDFCC0:46:17:8
AllanHodgsonNewport0:46:21:5
PaulStephensRoss0:46:50:3
PhilSimsNewport0:47:29:9
CatalinPatrichiRoss0:48:07:3
RichardHarringtonRoss0:48:50:5
MattNealeRDFCC0:49:05:7
AledRobertsNewport0:49:43:0
BeckieCominsNewport0:50:01:6
DaveKearseyRDFCC0:50:13:2
TomKnightRoss0:50:16:2
MattWintersRoss0:50:17:8
ElsaBromhallRoss0:50:58:5
MattDaviesNewport0:51:26:3
RachelMorganRoss0:53:45:3
EdHayNewport0:54:08:8